When it comes to earning a college degree, the greatest obstacle can be funding.
For this reason, The University of Akron is pleased for the opportunity each year to assist talented, deserving students achieve their dreams, thanks to more than 1,300 named scholarships established through the kindness and generosity of thousands of UA alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations.
Scholarships truly are the best way to ensure that today’s students persist to graduation. Scholarships allow students to enroll full time and remain focused on their studies; they also reduce drop-out rates, decrease the stress of student loans, and shorten the road to graduation.
The need for scholarships grows each year, however, as students continue to face an increased financial burden in pursuit of a college degree. In fact, 94 percent of today’s baccalaureate students borrow to pay for college – versus just 45 percent in 1993. And across the country, the average college-related debt for borrowers in the class of 2013 was $35,200.
If you are interested in making a significant contribution to student success, please consider establishing a scholarship at The University of Akron. Scholarships can be created to honor a living person, in memory of a loved one, or to contribute to the growth of an area of study.
To learn more, please contact the Department of Development at 330-972-7238.
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Society of Martin Scholars
The Society of Martin Scholars magnifies and expands the fundamental scholarly pursuits of The University of Akron. Six scholarships comprise the family of awards:
- The William and Dora Martin Endowed Scholarship in History,
- The Dorothy Garrett Martin Memorial Scholarship in History,
- The Dr. Paul E. Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund in History,
- The Dorothy Garrett Martin Scholarship for Eta Chapter of Delta Gamma,
- The Paul E. Martin Scholarship for Ohio Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, and
- The Frederick W. Martin Scholarship for Ohio Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta.
All alumni in good standing who have benefited by financial assistance from scholarships are invited to participate in the activities and good works of The Society of Martin Scholars.